Time is a brutal enemy of youth and exuberance. Time makes cynics of us all.
Time is the universal truth serum that reveals all authenticity. Time will
tell, but the announcement yesterday by Google may change the faces of AJAX
development, strike that, Google's announcement may change web development
for evermore. This cynic heard an announcement yesterday that changed his
viewpoint and beliefs on the future of web development.
Certainly, in the recent past, the chances of doing an entire application in
AJAX seemed remote for the vast sea of developers. The thought of writing a
to having one's body shaved and thrust into a pool of warm alcohol.
Please don’t write and plead for a change in my aversion to writing
What This Series Is About
This article is Part 2 of a series that discusses the many languages that
compile and/or run on the Java platform. This is an interactive series. Java
Developer's Journal invites you to vote for your favorite non-Java
programming language in the JDJ Forum. Your vote will decide which languages
will be covered by the series, and in what order. The last time I checked,
JPython and NetRexx were neck and neck. NetRexx, though not mentioned
previously, will be covered in the next article.
There are some great languages that I didn't mention last month, but as ... (more)
Part One of this article appeared in the July issue of JDJ (Vol. 4, issue 7)
How can Java classes be used as scriptable components? DCOM, like CORBA,
provides both static and dynamic invocation of objects. DCOM uses type
library to provide metadata to do the dynamic invocation and introspection
similar to CORBA's interface repository or Java's introspection mechanism.
IDispatch, a standard COM interface that supports Automation (late binding),
is great for scripting languages such as Perl, Python, VBScript, JScript and
so on. The Microsoft JVM implements IDispatch automatically for... (more)
Back before Java became popular, I was a C++ bigot. I programmed in nothing
but C++. I lived, ate and breathed C++. If it wasn't C++, it was rubbish. I
thought C++ was the alpha and omega of object-oriented programming. I had
"operator overloading" for breakfast, "templates" for lunch and "multiple
inheritance" for dinner, and I always went back for seconds.
Then a funny thing happened. I got a new job at another company as a C++
programmer. But they pulled the old bait and switch. Once I started working,
someone suggested writing a good portion of a large project in a scripting ... (more)
Interview...with Mike Cowlishaw
Creator of NetRexx
R. Hightower: Have you considered an open- source license?
M. Cowlishaw: Until recently the licensing issues seemed something of a
minefield with so many different ideas on what open source should be. Also,
my translator/compiler is very much a research scaffolding (for example, it
has hooks, which look like dead code, for multiple input syntaxes). At the
moment I'm (finally) implementing the interpreter pathways, which is very
much a work in progress; this sort of thing is much easier to do when only
one person is working on the ... (more)